Archer and Marksman

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Castle creatures
Level 1
Pikeman Pikeman
Halberdier Halberdier
Level 2
Archer Archer
Marksman Marksman
Level 3
Griffin Griffin
Royal Griffin Royal Griffin
Level 4
Swordsman Swordsman
Crusader Crusader
Level 5
Monk Monk
Zealot Zealot
Level 6
Cavalier Cavalier
Champion Champion
Level 7
Angel Angel
Archangel Archangel
Castle Rampart Tower
Inferno Necropolis Dungeon
Stronghold Fortress Conflux
Cove Neutral
Creature Archer.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif

Attack 6
Defense 3
Damage 2–3
Health 10
Speed 4
Movement Ground
Size 1
Shots 12
Growth 9
AI Value 126
 Special abilities:
Ranged attack
Creature Marksman.gif
 Cost per troop 
Resource Gold 20x18.gif

Attack 6
Defense 3
Damage 2–3 (x2)
Health 10
Speed 6
Movement Ground
Size 1
Shots 24
Growth 9
AI Value 184
 Special abilities:
Ranged attack
Double attack
Archers' Tower  Archer (adventure map).gifMarksman (adventure map).gif

Archers and Marksmen are level 2 creatures of Castle recruited from Archers' Towers.

"Archers and marksmen are lightly armored troops armed with crossbows for ranged combat and daggers for light hand-to-hand fighting. Marksmen can get off two shots in each ranged attack." RoE manual

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Tactics and info

They are critical in the early game, together with the Griffins, due to them being almost the only Castle ranged attackers, having good damage and also the marksmen's twice shot. However, with each ranged attack in a turn, the Marksmen will use up two shots, not one. Still, getting them damaged should be avoided, due to their hp and defense stats being equal and respectively lower than the level 1 Pikeman and Halberdier.

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